It's fashionable to be whiter? Home skin whitening remedies are becoming increasingly popular. But their use is being questioned by dermatologists. There is no scientific evidence that speaks to their safety and effectiveness. Read on the learn more about them and what you should be mindful of.
We don't really know why, but people all over the world spend a lot of money to make their skin clearer. In the old days in Japan, members of the nobility would put rice powder on their faces to show that they did not work in the fields and did not get the sun on their skin.
Skin whitening involves procedures, or contact with substances, intended to reduce the concentration of melanin. However, in terms of health, its benefits are questionable. In many cases, it even has significant side effects.
Home remedies for skin whitening: what do you need to know?
There are many home skin whitening remedies that promise to lighten blemishes or achieve a natural lightening of certain areas that are usually darker.
But there are no scientific studies that talk about their benefits, and it's not known how safe they are when applied to the skin.
Skin whitening methods are a subject of controversy, as there is evidence to suggest negative effects.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warns that even commercial over-the-counter skin whitening products are not safe or effective.
Although some product promise to achieve a clearer, blemish-free skin, they are unlikely to work, even when used consistently.
If you have a problem with blemishes, it's best to see a dermatologist to learn about other options. If you really want to have whiter skin for other reasons, you can consult other specialists.